Robert Hoagland missing
A man who vanished from Connecticut almost ten years ago has been discovered dead in upstate New York, where he had reportedly been residing under a different name.
Robert Hoagland, 59, has not been seen since the morning of July 28, 2013, at a petrol station in Newtown, Connecticut. His disappearance was the subject of an episode of the Investigation Discovery series “Disappeared.”
The next day, when he neglected to pick up his wife from the airport and failed to arrive at work, he was reported missing.
The trail swiftly became untraceable despite the fact that Hoagland’s wallet, prescription, telephone, and family vehicles were all there and accounted for at his home.
Investigators now suspect that Hoagland has been residing in Sullivan County from around November 2013, when he went by the name Richard King, for nearly ten years.
Deputies responded to a man’s “untimely death” in Rock Hill earlier this week, according to a statement from the police. At the location, they discovered documents with Robert Hoagland’s name on them.
To verify Hoagland’s identity, Newtown detectives met with Sullivan County sheriff’s representatives on Tuesday.
There are no indications of foul play in his death, according to the police.
Hoagland’s absence had “no criminal aspect,” according to Newtown police, who also said on Wednesday that they would not reveal any more details out of respect for his family.
Hoagland’s son, Christopher Hoagland, described the shocking discovery as “quite strange.”
Christopher, who lives in Minnesota, said he is traveling to Connecticut or New York to be with his family. He admitted that they do not know what motivated his father to leave.
“We’re trying to handle it right now, to be honest. Haven’t really figured out any details,” he said.